OVERHEATING AND COT DEATH

@article{Stanton1984OVERHEATINGAC,
  title={OVERHEATING AND COT DEATH},
  author={A. N. Stanton},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1984},
  volume={324},
  pages={1199-1201}
}
  • A. Stanton
  • Published 24 November 1984
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
Abstract Four risk factors for overheating were sought in the histories of 34 cot-death victims in Oxford and Scarborough. 19 babies were unusually hot or sweating when found dead; 14 died in an unusually warm environment; 17 had evidence of a terminal infective illness; and 24 were excessively clothed or overwrapped. 3 babies had all four risk factors, 8 had three, 17 had two, and 4 had one risk factor. Only 2 had no risk factor; both had had very low birthweights. In 6 of 15 babies (40… 
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